First Trimester Maternity Capsule

Well, my first trimester has come and gone! I cannot believe how fast its flying by! Still feeling good, my energy is starting to come back. My writing this at 9:22 is evidence of that! Thank goodness! Falling asleep at 9:00PM was cramping my style! I have been craving fruit and fruity candy. All the sour and fruity candy!

I wanted to share with you my first trimester maternity capsule collection. I spent the last three months hiding my bump under cozy sweaters, blazers and cardigans. In general my maternity style is very much like my normal day-to-day style, mostly classic, with a twist. In pregnancy (and life) I like relaxed silhouettes, nothing too fitted. I had to retire my favorite high-waisted Levi’s about a week after I took a pregnancy test, but I am still rocking my mid-rise Madewell jeans on repeat. The following have been my go-to looks, keeping warm while working with my baby bump. So far have not made any special purchases or have even dug into my old maternity stash. Only a matter of time though…


OVER SIZED SWEATER + SKINNY JEANS

First Trimester Capsule Wardrobe

LAYERED DENIM DRESS

First Trimester Capsule Wardrobe

RELAXED BLAZER WITH JEANS

First Trimester Capsule Wardrobe

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Utility Jumpsuit

Not long ago I went shopping in SOHO, and I kid you not, at least four girls working in shops around the neighborhood were wearing utility jumpsuits. So, it’s cool girl thing to wear. Even after seeing a slew of cute and fashionable shop girls sporting this look, I wasn’t quite ready to get behind it. I still felt it was a little too mechanic for me. Flash forward a few months and I think I’m warming up to the idea. And it’s good timing, because there are so many fantastic options at every price point. Would you rock this look?

Utility Jump Suit
Utility Jumpsuit
Utility Jumpsuit

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How To Wear White After Labor Day

I think it's safe to say that not too many people in the fashion circle still subscribe to the rule of not wearing white after Labor Day. The all white monochromatic look has become almost as ubiquitous as head-to-toe black, almost. But I still think the average Jane is a little hesitant when it comes to the all white everything look. Most women have a white sweater and white pants in their closets, but bulk on pairing them together because perhaps the tones aren't exactly on. That is perfectly acceptable, add a belt to break it up or top it with a camel blazer to add another dimension. When faced with the challenge of what shoe to wear with a winter white look, a nude heel or bootie would be perfect, or a light or white fashion sneaker if the look is more casual and animal print if you want to make a statement. 

Here are 5 white after Labor Day looks to inspire you to try it out. 


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Fall Capsule Shopping List

Maybe I've just been away from most of my clothes for too long, but I am craving a real legit shopping spree. Two-thirds of my wardrobe is in storage while we transition into our new (yet to be found) home, that includes the entirety of my fall wardrobe. Girl doesn't even have one sweater in my possession! All I have is about a 50 piece capsule wardrobe. I have been loving capsule wardrobe living for the most part, but for fall I am looking for some good, quality fall classics to add to the mix and make my current capsule more seasonal appropriate. In one of my most recent closet clean outs, I ditched the cropped glen plaid blazer I bought for interviews in 2006. I would like to replace with an updated style. I love the cute little denim dress on the list, would look darling with a t-shirt and sneakers and equally cute with boots and a turtle neck. I've forever been coveting a pair of traditional Swedish clogs and the blush babies below are perfect! Probably my favorite item on this list is that suede wrap skirt, it is so fabulous! 

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Little Yellow Jumper

Since moving I've pretty much put myself on a shopping hiatus, with few exceptions. One of those exceptions was this little yellow jumpsuit. I'm always on the hunt for jumpsuits. I like to wear a jumpsuit when I work weddings. They are often more polished than jeans and not as uptight as other pants, plus I can bend over, climb a ladder, crawl around on the ground or any other maneuver I need to do on a wedding day.

I've got to be honest, when I came across this linen jumpsuit at Target, I wasn't so sure I could pull it off. After trying it on, I still wasn't so sure I could pull it off, but after basically living in it the last few weeks, I'm here to tell you that I don't really care if I can pull off a baggy jumpsuit, because this is basically the best garment ever made! I'm kidding, kind of, but I love the cool relaxed vibes it gives off and it basically feels like I'm wearing pajamas. Paired with a straw hat and my woven leather slides I look like I'm ready for a fabulous wellness retreat in Ojai. 

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Linen Jumpsuit
Yellow Jumpsuit
Yellow Linen Jumpsuit
Toddler with flowers FTW!

I just can't with this kid. He melts my heart. 


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What to Wear For An Interview in Summer

As most of you know, we recently relocated from New York to Michigan. In transition we are living with my in-laws, our stuff is in storage and our room lacks a closet. Needless to say, I am living on a VERY edited wardrobe, about 50 pieces. I knew I would be job hunting, so I packed accordingly. And job hunting I am, two weeks into serious job search and interview mode. Before we moved, I basically had to plan outfits that work for interviews, that I would also wear in everyday life. This is what the capsule wardrobe is all about, versatility. Dressing in summer workwear is tricky, there is not a huge section in the Venn diagram that depicts weather appropriate looks with interview appropriate looks. I have pulled three favorites from my capsule closet to share. 


LOOK 1: THE SHIRT DRESS


I have to admit, I have purchased exactly one piece of clothing since we've moved about eight weeks ago, this shirt dress from the Target Who What Wear collection. Before we got a few things from storage I was in a pinch and needed something nice and all I had were t-shirts and jeans, one late-night Target run and this dress now lives on my wardrobe rack. I love the look of a shirt dress. It is a polished classic that works in many situations, including a job interview. I paired this dress with my favorite low-key statement shoe. The tassels are darling, but the color does over power the outfit. 

What to wear for a summer interview
How to dress for a summer interview
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LOOK 2: THE POWER PANT


As a woman judging women, and myself too, pants are BOSS. I think a good long, wide leg trouser is so sexy, in a lady CEO kind of way. They make you look taller and leaner and in the fashion cycle of dresses, pants are unexpected. I paired these tomato trousers from Zara, several years back with a short-sleeved off the shoulder blouse. A word of warning, unless you are completely comfortable with off the shoulder, I advise against wearing this style for an interview, as you don't want to be pulling and tugging as give your answers. I've paired this look with comfy wedges to give additional length to my legs and a leather envelope clutch that holds my i-Pad to show my portfolio. 

Red Trousers
How to dress for a summer interview
How to dress for a summer interview

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LOOK 3: POLISHED AND TRENDY


Next up, a cropped wide leg white jean with a sleeveless blouse. I am a creative, so I think this look would definitely be appropriate in my field, however, because these are jeans, you may want to opt for a trouser instead. The sleeveless blouse is a great polished look for summer. I added a bold statement earring to this look, which again, may not be quite right for your line of work, but I would definitely rock them. I finished this look with two classic accessories with a twist, another subtle statement shoe, classic pumps in a pretty lilac, and a great black tote with a little fringe for flair. 

How to dress for a summer interview
How to dress for a summer job interview
How to dress for a summer job interview

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5 Summer-Chic Mom Looks

What's your go-to outfit to "mom" in? Should be comfy, low maintenance and require little thought, right? Do you find yourself reaching for your yoga pants a little too often, or are you guilty of staying in your gym clothes one too many days in the week? In summer, I find myself living in cut-offs and loose tank tees. We're doing a million things trying to get out the door, and looking put together for a play date falls to the bottom of the list. I am looking to elevate my playground style and branch out so I've rounded up a five super low maintenance casual looks that you can "mom so hard" in. 


CASUAL JUMPSUIT

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TANK DRESS

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THE COMFY DRESSY PANT

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OVERALLS

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CAMI + JEANS

Mom Style

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Anybody else feel like the heat wave set in you're ready for a whole new wardrobe? I feel like I've been wearing the same shorts and tank for for a week straight. How about a few new pieces that can be super versatile and will get your wardrobe rut through until summer's end and then some? I am so feeling a few new jumpsuits, one for casual wear and one for work wear, comfy pants that can both be styled up for a night out and down for a beach or boat day. Also, those shorts I said I've been wearing for a week straight are getting a hole in the bum. Finally, a cami, because there is nothing more perfect than a cami when it's HOT! What are you shopping now?  

Summer Capsule Wardrobe

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